Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

Politics

AL MP Ebadul Karim tests Covid-19 positive

DHAKA: Mohammad Ebadul Karim, the ruling Awami League member of parliament from Brahmanbaria-5 (Nabinagar), tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). Ebadul Karim is the member of the Permanent Parliamentary Committee of Information Ministry Affairs and the owner of Beacon

Former MP MA Matin passes away

DHAKA: MA Matin, former Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandpur-5 constituency, died at a hospital in the capital on Monday morning.  He was 87. Matin breathed his last at city’s Uttara Radical Hospital around 9am while undergoing treatment.  Jahangir Alam Mintu, head of the

Ex-AL MP Haji Mokbul Hossain dies of COVID-19

DHAKA: Former Awami League lawmaker Haji Mokbul Hossain has passed away after being infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). Mokbul Hossain died at 9:00pm on Sunday at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) while undergoing treatment, his private secretary Fazlur Rahman said.   Mokbul,

Homecoming Day of Sheikh Hasina today

DHAKA: The 40th Homecoming Day of Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed today as she returned to the country on May 17, 1981, after a long exile. This year, the day will be observed without any elaborate program due to the ongoing coronavirus

Fazle Noor Taposh takes charge as DSCC mayor

DHAKA: Newly-elected Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh assumed office on Saturday (May 16). DSCC chief executive officer Shah Md Imdadul Huq formally handed over the charge to Fazle Noor Taposh around 1:00pm. However, incumbent mayor Sayeed

Atiq takes office as DNCC mayor for second term

DHAKA:  Atiqul Islam took office as mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for the second term on Wednesday afternoon (May 13). DNCC Panel Mayor Jamal Mostafa handed over charge to Atiqul Islam in an ordinary programme.  Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh will take charge as

Mirza Fakhrul meets Khaleda Zia finally

DHAKA: BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has finally meet the party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Despite having freed on March 25, the meeting was being delayed for unknown reasons. The meeting between the two high-ups of the party started at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan

Osman family stands beside people in need

Osman family is the most reputed and well-known family in Narayanganj district for its vast political and social welfare activities. The family has been always committed to work for the well being of the people of the district. Irrespective of political and religious identity, the

Allama Shafi brought to Dhaka for better treatment

DHAKA: Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer and director of Hathajari Bara Madrasa Shah Ahmed Shafi has been brought to Dhaka as his physical condition remained unchanged. He moved to Dhaka from Chattogram by an air ambulance on Tuesday (April 14) noon. Party's central Joint Secretary General

Khaleda Zia freed 

DHAKA: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been released from prison for six months by the government with some conditions on humanitarian grounds. The former prime minister came out of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University around 4:15 pm and started to go to her Gulshan

Khaleda being released shortly: Home Minister

DHAKA: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday (March 25) said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would be released from jail shortly as all procedures in this regard were completed. He said the executive order for the suspension of Khaleda Zia’s sentences would come into effect soon.

Khaleda Zia gets conditional release

DHAKA: The government has decided to release BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail on humanitarian ground. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq made the disclosure in a press conference at his Gulshan residence in the capital on Tuesday (March 24). He said a

Coronavirus: AL cancels all Independence Day programs

DHAKA: The ruling party Awami League has cancelled all programs scheduled for March 26, Independence Day of Bangladesh, in a bid to contain coronavirus outbreak. Party General Secretary Obaidul Quader made the announcement on Monday (March 23) at Secretariat in the capital. He also

By-polls to 3 JS seats underway amid coronavirus fear

DHAKA: The voting in the by-polls to three constituencies -- Dhaka 10, Gaibandha 3, and Bagerhat 4 -- is underway amid the fear of coronavirus outbreak.  The voting started at 9:00 am on Saturday (March 21) and will continue till 5:00 pm without any break. The Election Commission

Manabzamin editor gets bail

DHAKA: The High Court (HC) on Wednesday (March 18) granted Bangla daily Manabzamin Editor-in-chief Matiur Rahman Chowdhury a four-week anticipatory bail in a case filed under Digital Security Act. The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan issued the

Death warrant read out to Azharul 

DHAKA: The prison authorities read out the death warrant to condemned Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail in Gazipur on Tuesday (March 17).  The death warrant was read out to him this morning, prison sources said. The death warrant of condemned

Death warrant for ATM Azharul reaches jail

DHAKA: The death warrant for Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam reached Dhaka Central Jail on Monday (March 16) noon. International Criminal Tribunal Registrar Sayeed Ahmed confirmed the matter. Earlier on Sunday (March 8th), the Supreme Court spokesman Mohammad Saifur Rahman

4 JMB men to die for killing priest Jogeswar

RAJSHAHI: A Panchagarh court on Sunday sentenced four Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members to death and another to life imprisonment for killing Hindu priest Jogeswar Dasadhikari at a temple in Panchagarh in 2016. Judge Anup Kumar of the Speedy Trial Tribunal issued the

Khaleda gets permanent bail in Narail defamation case

DHAKA: The High Court (HC) on Thursday (March 12) granted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia permanent bail in a defamation case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on freedom fighters. The HC bench of Justice Abu Zafar Siddiqui and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin gave the order after hearing a

HC recalls bail to GK Shamim 

DHAKA: The High Court on Sunday (March 8) withdrew bail earlier granted to Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim in an arms case. The High Court bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman issued the order. Earlier in the day, the state filed a recall petition